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Google Earth Fractals
"The following is a "photographic" gallery of fractal patterns found while exploring the planet with Google Earth. Each is provided with a KMZ file so the reader can explore the region for themselves. Readers are encouraged to submit their own discoveries for inclusion, credits will be included. Besides being examples of self similar fractals, they are often very beautiful structures ... not an uncommon characteristic of fractal geometry."

[via: http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-natural-fractals-of-google-earth ]
googleearth  paulbourke  photography  nature  earth  fractals  satelliteimagery 
january 2016 by robertogreco
an intense kind of nothing | the m john harrison blog
"The nightmare of the self: whatever you discover, it will never actually allow you to say anything about the foundation of things. Each discovery will only open up another scale, which, probed, will almost immediately begin to imply a further scale, a finer-grained space. The very small always has something smaller inside it. Whatever you find isn’t the end, it’s only ever the beginning of something else. Worse, the characteristic of these successive foundational states is that they’re composed increasingly of emptiness, of the gaps between things. Everything diffuses out into nothing. And the tools you develop operate only at the scale for which you develop them–though they have just enough sensitivity to alert you, as you push towards each outside edge, to the possiblility of the need for another, yet more subtle, toolset."
learning  making  thinking  working  mjohnharrison  2013  perspective  powersoften  discovery  curiosity  fractals  diffusion  toolsets 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Geom-e-Tree for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
"Create an infinite number of fractal-like trees with a few simple gestures. Surprise yourself and friends with the variety and complexity of the patterns you discover just by changing the number, angle, and length of your tree's branches. It's math and it's art - and it's totally captivating."
fractals  ios  iphone  applications  geom-e-tree  branching  branches 
april 2011 by robertogreco
Geom-e-Tree for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
"Create an infinite number of fractal-like trees with a few simple gestures. Surprise yourself and friends with the variety and complexity of the patterns you discover just by changing the number, angle, and length of your tree's branches. It's math and it's art - and it's totally captivating."
fractals  ios  iphone  applications  geom-e-tree  branching  branches 
april 2011 by robertogreco
NOVA | A Radical Mind
"You’ve been interested in the revolution in thinking that took place during Renaissance. I love the term “natural philosophy”…

It is lovely indeed. Too bad it hasn’t been used since 18th century.

What does that term mean to you?

Before Galileo, philosopher was somebody who studied great books. Many of those people were extraordinarily brilliant, but their absolute obedience to books was destructive. What Galileo did was to say natural philosophy is written in the Great Book of Nature & one must move from reading books in library to reading books around us—that is, use experimental method & believe in power of the eye. That was the big thing. Newton was called a natural philosopher. & in 18th century, professions of mathematics & physics were not deeply distinguished, but now they are.

I’m certainly a philosopher entranced with unifying ideas. However, I don’t only study books; I study nature. Also art of the past, for purpose of finding artifacts that I could embrace."

[Interview with Benoit Mandelbrot via: http://preoccupations.tumblr.com/post/1334513534/benoit-mandelbrot-1924-2010-nova-a-radical ]
benoitmandelbrot  math  philosophy  nature  thinking  renaissance  books  observation  scientificmethod  galileo  noticing  naturalphilosophy  interviews  mathematics  science  fractals 
october 2010 by robertogreco
YouTube - Nature by Numbers
"A movie inspired on numbers, geometry and nature, by Cristóbal Vila. Go to www.etereaestudios.com for more info: theory behind, stills, screenshots, tutorials..."
math  mathematics  video  science  geometry  fractals  patterns  fibonacci  numbers  nature 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Fractal learning | Teemu Arina
"In the digital world, entropy is information overload and order is the pattern that emerges from the interconnection of such information. Knowledge is like a hologram. In holograms, even smaller pieces of it include the picture of the whole object. Knowledge is like a hologram. The experience changes as your point of view towards the object changes. The knowledge is not in a single image, but distributed on a network. This is pattern recognition. And it's the culmination of fractal learning."
realtime  education  learning  ict  connectivism  information  visualization  knowledge  teemuarina  infooverload  patternrecognition  patterns  web  online  fractals  fractallearning 
october 2009 by robertogreco
Buttons for Mouse: Mandelbrot the Fractal Bear
"Continuing my mutant teddy bear theme, a gift for my brother: the fractal bear.

His name is Mandelbrot."
plush  math  fractals  softies  glvo  mandelbrot  geek  toys  sewing 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Cynthia Lanius' Lessons: A Fractals Lesson - Introduction
"There's lots of information on the Web about fractals, but most of it is either just pretty pictures or very high-level mathematics. So this fractals site is for kids, to help them understand what the weird pictures are all about - that it's math - and that it's fun!"
fractals  tcsnmy  chaostheory  education  math 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Seed: Paola Antonelli + Benoit Mandelbrot: The curator and the mathematician discuss fractals, architecture, and the death of Euclid.
"Euclid...masterpieces of human mind...not meant to be used as textbook by millions ...meant for very small community of mathematicians...to force beginners into mathematics in this particular style was decision taken by teachers & forced upon society"
architecture  art  chaos  benoitmandelbrot  paolaantonelli  complexity  geometry  fractals  math  science  design  generalists  nonlinear  nature  euclid  teaching  learning  education  gamechanging  non-linear  alinear  linearity 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace (kottke.org)
"A Sierpinski Gasket is also self-similar...any smaller triangular portion is an exact replica of the whole gasket. You can see why Wallace would have wanted to structure his novel in this fashion."
fractals  books  writing  davidfosterwallace  infinitejest  kottke  math  art  science  literature 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Collective Perception
"excerpt of SpaceCollective.org, a soon to be released, invite only information exchange dedicated to the future of everything. SpaceCollective is about to go into public beta and is issuing a limited amount of exclusive beta generation invites now."
art  blogs  collective  consciousness  culture  design  fractals  future  geometry  gotham  history  images  knowledge  life  perception  philosophy  psychology  quotes  science  space  scifi  technology  thought  evolution  futurism 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Buddhabrot | Gallery of Computation
"The Buddhabrot Set is a re-visualization of the familiar Mandelbrot Set using a technique invented by Melinda Green. Instead of selecting points on the real-complex plane, initial points are selected at random from the image region."
algorithms  math  processing  programming  visualization  science  chaos  fractals  graphics 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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